Alabama adds 954 virus cases in one day as COVID-19 spreads


Will Boyd kneels at the grave of a family member who died after contracting the coronavirus, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. He says his family has lost multiple family members to COVID-19. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has reported its second-highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a single day as medical officials continued to express concern about a rise in the number of people with the respiratory illness.

As of Wednesday, the state had reported more than 31,000 cases of COVID-19 and at least 879 deaths from the virus. More than a fourth of the cases came in the last two weeks.

The state on Tuesday added 954 cases, the second-highest number since the outbreak began.

A medical professor said the increase may be attributable to more people traveling and developing a weariness with strict social distancing rules.


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